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RaySearch and Eckert & Ziegler BEBIG enter into partnership regarding brachytherapy

Seneffe, Belgium, July 3, 2018. RaySearch, a medical technology company for innovative software solutions, and Eckert & Ziegler BEBIG have signed a partnership agreement. Both the RayStation® treatment planning system and the RayCare oncology information system will be integrated with the Eckert & Ziegler BEBIG brachytherapy systems SagiNova® and SagiPlan®. This will allow Eckert & Ziegler BEBIG to offer a complete brachytherapy solution, including treatment devices, treatment planning and oncology information management. The cooperation is in line with RaySearch's aim to support as many treatment systems and approaches as possible.

Brachytherapy is a radiation therapy technique in which a small radioactive implant is inserted into the patient's tissue, directly into the tumor or close to it. The implant may be temporary or permanent. Using implants makes it possible to deliver a higher dose of radiation to a smaller area than may possible with other forms of radiation therapy, thus minimizing damage to surrounding tissue and organs. Brachytherapy is most commonly used in treating prostate cancer but can be applied to many other areas, including cancers of the brain, eye, lung and skin.

Dr. Harald Hasselmann, CEO of Eckert & Ziegler BEBIG, says: "We are very happy about the partnership with RaySearch, which promises a pathway to better integration of brachytherapy into modern radiation therapy workflows. Brachytherapy can significantly improve treatment outcome, either as a single treatment method or in combination with other therapies. Integration is key for future optimization, and this partnership is an important step forward."

Johan Löf, CEO of RaySearch, says: "It is exciting to enter into this new treatment area for RayStation and RayCare. Brachytherapy is a highly accurate technique, and the capabilities of our software will bring a new dimension to treatment. We have an excellent partner in Eckert & Ziegler BEBIG, a leading brachytherapy innovator with an excellent product portfolio, and I look forward to a successful collaboration."

About Eckert & Ziegler BEBIG
My partner in brachytherapy and radiation therapy
Eckert & Ziegler BEBIG is a European-based group active in the medical device segment of the healthcare industry. Its core business is the production and distribution of medical products for the treat­ment of cancer, using brachytherapy. The company's headquarters are in Belgium, with production facilities in Germany and the USA, as well as subsidiaries throughout Europe, the USA, India and Brazil. In addition, Eckert & Ziegler BEBIG has a worldwide network of distributors and agents to support the international marketing and distribution of its product line. The company's products and equipment are intended for use by oncologists, radiotherapists, urologists, ophthalmologists and medical physicists.
Eckert & Ziegler BEBIG employs approximately 145 people. The company has been listed on the Euronext stock exchange since April 1997.

About RaySearch
RaySearch Laboratories AB (publ) is a medical technology company that develops innovative software solutions for improved cancer treatment. RaySearch markets the RayStation treatment planning system and the RayCare* oncology information system to clinics all over the world and distributes products through licensing agreements with leading medical technology companies. RaySearch's software is used by over 2,600 clinics in more than 65 countries. The company was founded in 2000 as a spin-off from Karolinska Institute in Stockholm and the share has been listed on Nasdaq Stockholm since 2003.
To learn more about RaySearch, go to: www.raysearchlabs.com

Contact:
Annica Witt
Marketing Communication Manager
marketing@bebig.com
www.bebig.com

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